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The Hearing
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Hearings


At the Hearing


Who attends?

The following people typically attend a hearing:


How do I participate?

Your hearing may take place in person or by phone.  The judge will decide this at the prehearing conference.  If the judge decides the hearing is in person, the judge will set the location.  If the hearing is in person, the judge may let some witnesses appear by phone.


If your hearing is by phone:

Before the hearing, you must call OAH to provide a phone number where you can be reached for the hearing.


If the judge does not call you within ten minutes after the start time, call OAH at (360) 407-2700 or (800) 583-8271. 


If you do not call in for the hearing, the judge may end (dismiss) your case.


If your hearing is in person:

You should arrive at least 10 minutes before the hearing starts.  If you are arrive more than 15 minutes late, the judge may end (dismiss) your case.  


What is the hearing process?

The judge will begin the hearing with a brief explanation of the hearing process. 


Here are the highlights:

The hearing process typically ends on the last day of the hearing.  The judge will give you additional instructions if needed.




When do I get the decision?

The judge will not make a decision at the hearing.  The judge will send the decision in a written order.  Most of the time, the decision will be mailed to you within 60 days of the hearing. 


What if I disagree with the decision?

If you disagree with the judge’s decision you have the right to appeal.  The decision will give instructions on how to appeal.  Be sure to follow the instructions.  There are strict due dates and requirements. 



Additional Information

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